PM Abbasi announces development package for Karachi, Hyderabad

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has on Saturday announced Rs. 25 billion development package for Karachi and Rs. 5 billion package for Hyderabad during the current fiscal year.
“Funds for provinces in 2013 were Rs1,200bn and this year we have allocated Rs1,900bn,” said the premier.
Abbasi also expressed satisfaction over progress of current development projects in the metropolis and said the governor is overseeing activities in the city.
He further said that he met the business community in Karachi and the businessmen and traders expressed satisfaction over the city’s situation.
Referring to the support lent to PML-N by MQM-P, Abbasi said that the MQM-P supported the ruling party without placing any conditions on their support.
Commenting on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s ‘homecoming’ rally, the premier said that it is Nawaz’s right to express his opinions and he has not said anything wrong in his speeches to PML-N supporters.

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